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Social inequality and urban planning

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sao Paulo, Brazil, glows as the sun touches the horizon. Creative Commons courtesy photo.
Photo by Julien Chatelain

How does a built environment predict social inequity? Giuseppina Forte, professor of architecture and environmental studies at Williams College, discusses her new book project, The Self-Built City: Material Politics and Ecologies of Difference in São Paulo.

Her project chronicles the forces shaping urban ecologies, from self-built homes to infectious diseases, and how colonial structures solidify sites of difference. From her experience as a visiting researcher at the University of São Paulo, Forte speaks with a rich collection of oral histories and archival research. The talk is presented as part of the programming for the Clark’s Paper Cities exhibition.

The event is free. Accessible seats available.

Giuseppina Forte holds a Ph.D. in architecture from UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on urban history and theory, with a specialization in global metropolitan studies. With a transnational perspective gained from living, researching, and practicing architecture on three continents, Forte brings cross-cultural competency to her work. She has collaborated closely with historically underrepresented populations in cities such as São Paulo, Mexico City, Paris, San Francisco, and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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April 7
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA
413 458 2303

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